Sing a New Song!

Are you a songwriter who wants to give glory to God and can’t seem to find the right audience? Enter your songs in the Catholic Song Contest to be heard!

Catholic Song Contest

Entries for the 2022 contest are now closed. Winners will be announced on January 6, 2023

2022 Contest

Each contest entrant will receive one free month of MasterWriter for Songwriters, a 30% discount from Ignatius Press on Michael Kurek’s The Sound of Beauty , and a 25% on an order from Franciscan Peacemakers.

3 Grand Prizes

Each Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 gift card to Sweetwater and a 1-year subscription to Presonus Sphere.

Grand Prize winners will get an arrangement of their song produced by Point Clear Media and will receive audio track stems that they can take to a local recording studio to sing on top of.

Grand Prize #1

Best Liturgical Song or Hymn

Write a song for people to sing together at Mass to worship God. Try using “We” instead of “I” in your lyrics, a melody that predictably repeats, and something that all levels of singers can join in on.

Grand Prize #2

Best Christian Popular Song

Do you have a song that is more suitable for Christian radio or the stage? Perhaps you have an anthem, an introspective song or one that praises God in a way that is very personal.

Grand Prize #3

Best Secular Song Informed by Faith

This category is for Catholic songwriters who write songs for a wider secular audience, informed by their Catholic faith, with the hope of drawing all people closer to God with great songwriting.

Category Prizes

Category Prize winners will get an arrangement of their song produced by Point Clear Media and will receive audio track stems that they can take to a local recording studio to sing on top of. All winners will also receive a free gift from Sock Religious.

Category Prize

Best Song About Mary

Write a song about Mary the Mother of God.

Category Prize

Best Song About The Saints

Think of their life stories set inside of a song.

Category Prize

Best Song About the Sacraments

Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Holy Matrimony – write about it!

Category Prize

Best Pro-Life Song

Let’s sing about life! There are not enough songs in the world that celebrate human existence, from the womb to the tomb.

Just Have Words?

Lyrics Only

Perhaps you have written some lyrics but don’t have any music yet? Enter in the lyrics-only category, and the winner will get their words set to music, arranged and produced!


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Why a Catholic Song Contest?

The Catholic Song Contest was started to plant the seeds of a new music industry niche of songs and songwriters who want to create great art and transform culture.

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Catholic Song Podast
  • Song Contest Is Now Open

    We just wanted everyone to know that the 2022 contest is now open for entries. There are several song categories you can enter, and they are a little different from last year.

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